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Hi I'm Brett

I'm a Father, Electrical Engineer, Outdoorsman, Dirt Biker, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love to sing. During High School, I frequently sang in the school choir and an extracurricular show choir complete with accompanying band. For a brief time, I had a band with some friends, I think we had one gig. I still love to sing with a group when I can. I love the outdoors. After High School, I spent two summers working at a camp/resort in the mountains of Utah. I love being out in nature and try to get out when possible. I love my computers. I graduated as an Electrical Engineer and work for a semiconductor company in Idaho. I mostly do computer-level failure analysis of our devices which has its challenges. It is fun to stay on the bleeding edge of technology. I love dirt biking. I got in to dirt biking a few years ago when I had a lot of friends doing it. I have since moved away from them, but decided to keep it up. Another friend at work also shares this hobby and we often will ride some nearby trails during our lunch break or before work begins. I love my family. With what time I have, I try to spend the majority of it with my kids and my wonderful wife. They are a handful, but watching them grow is very rewarding and they add so much to my life. We do a lot of activities together like playing games, watching movies, and just hanging out. I love my faith. I serve in my church because I love to be a part of it. I feel motivated and inspired to do my best and that brings me happiness.

Why I am a Mormon

Being a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is a daily choice. I've had enough experience to know that I feel great when I'm a part of the Church and I feel like something is missing when I am not. I am grateful for the organization of the Church and for the people who belong to it. I'm not perfect by any stretch of the imagination, but at least being a Mormon helps me to understand where I can improve to make the most difference. The teachings of the Church help me as a father in my family to rear these kids in the best way. There is so much selfishness in the world and disappointment. Giving my kids the opportunities to learn about Jesus Christ and to follow His example is one of the best parts about being a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I am currently serving as the bishop in my ward. That means I have a lot of responsibilities to make sure that things run smoothly within the ward, but it also gives me the opportunity to know and love the people who live in my area. This is one of the most time-consuming responsibilities in the Church, but I am happy to do it. I don't get paid to do this other than the blessings that I receive daily from the Lord. I really enjoy spending time with the 12 to 18-year-olds and helping them learn and develop good character. I get to meet with most of the church members in my area at least yearly. I find them to be faithful but imperfect people who, like me, struggle to make it through life. I love living the standards the Church teaches. Sometimes it is hard, especially when peers and others around me don't hold the same standards, but I've had enough experience to know that making good choices brings happiness, regardless of the sacrifice.